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CSPAN
Sep 8, 2012 8:00pm EDT
virginia on student cheating the debate about student athletes in higher education. then kathleen turner on women's health and productive rights. >> now a discussion on cheating on college campuses. you va has the nation's oldest student-run on system. president sullivan talks about who cheat, why they do it and how many students cheat. the chautauqua institution event is about an hour and 15 minutes. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [applause] >> dr. teresa sullivan is the eighth president of the university of virginia, home of the older student-run honor system under which students pledge not to lie, cheat or steal. dr. sullivan was previously the provost and executive of private affairs. and an executive vice chancellor for academic affairs for the university of essex system. she focuses on labor force tomography, with particular emphasis on economic marginality and consumer debt. the co-author of six books and numerous scholarly articles. her most recent work explores the question of who filed for
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
on c-span, c-span radio and c- span.org. next, the president of the university of virginia on student cheating and then a debate on student athletes and higher education. after that, actress kathleen turner on women's health and reproductive rights. >> i am just angry. it is offensive to have people take on a position of public trust and then and use it. and -- and abuse it. and then to do it in such a way as to thumb their nose at individuals. you can tell that to me. i am a journalist and i do what you do and you do what you do but in terms of your supporters, people really believe and say that the government is wrong. they are lying. they are out to get me. they're trying to do it because i am black. they're doing -- there try to do it because i fight for poor people. and their supporters believe them. to me, that is despicable. >> sunday night, colbert king looks at corruption in the district of columbia's government at 8:00 p.m. on c- span. >> now look at the student cheating, why the cheat and how they cheat. this is one hour and 15 minutes. [applause] >> dr. teresa sull
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2012 8:00pm EDT
in front of each candidate noting the time. we have the northern virginia no bureau chief -- the northern virginia wrote -- northern virginia bureau chief with us, and there is a man who joined "the washington post" after being with another organization. and a man that attended virginia commonwealth university is with us. let's begin by hearing the candidates and their opening statements. the order was determined by a coin toss earlier today, so first, let's welcome former governor and the former chairman of the democratic national committee, tim kaine. [applause] and next, we welcomed former governor and former senator george allen. [no audio] -- [applause] we will start, as i mentioned, because of the coin toss with governor kaine. your opening statement. >> thank you, and it is great to be back with the chamber of commerce. it reminds me of a similar event years ago. at that event, we talked about transportation, and at that time, there was no rail or hot lanes being built, and i am pleased to have worked on that with you. we talked mostly at the chamber about economic develop
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
invite you to stay with c-span. at 8:30 we are focusing of virginia as the battleground state. we are talking to a professor to let us know what is going on as well as both presidential candidates campaigning in virginia today. president obama will be in virginia beach and mitt romney will be in springfield for a veterans rally. if you want to see more about those events as well as every other thing going on, c- span.org is where you can turn to. stay with us that a:34 analysis of virginia. st. paul, minn., spending more is the category. mike is joining us. caller: i find myself spending more these days. just with the basic essentials such as gas, utilities -- i am a single father. a lot of my income is going directly to my son. there is really no room for savings at this point. i think a lot of it is the rise in gas. host: how much is a gallon of gas? caller: it is about $3.60. host: how much do you burn after a week? caller: $50 is probably a fair estimate. host: as far as other spending, you mentioned your son. what about luxuries'? caller: i think that is pretty much staying the s
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 10:00am EDT
- >> and now a debate in the virginia senate race. they say it is a tossup between tim kaine and george allen. they met in an hour-long debate moderated by david gregory. two more debates scheduled for october. >> good afternoon. welcome to the virginia senatorial debate between democrat tim kane, and republican george allen, hosted by the fairfax county chamber of commerce. i am david gregory. moderator of me to the press and today's debate. i want to begin by covering the rules of today's event. the event will last one hour and again with two opening statements from each candidate. we will pose questions directly to the candidate. the questions were determined by the panelists. i am not been received by the candidate or reviewed by the fairfax chamber. each candidate will have one minute and 30 seconds to respond. and the candidate answering first will have an additional one minute rebuttal. i would like to reserve the right to follow up with some questions as i see it as the moderator. we will conclude with a two minute closing statement from each candidate. there's a timekeep
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
african american vote in virginia. we will also be joined by the editor in chief of the washington monthly to discuss a recent article in the magazine examining the consumer financial protection bureau. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: this wednesday morning we would love to hear your take on foreign policy. specifically on what the governor -- former governor massachusetts, mitt romney, and president barack obama had said yesterday. specifically yesterday said -- specifically we want your general level confidence in each candidate on the area of foreign policy. here are the numbers to call. for democrats, 202-737-0001. for republicans, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. if you would like to take part in the program, there are different ways to do that. twitter.com/c-spanwj,an.o facebook.com or e-mail at journal@c-span.org. "the baltimore sun" encapsulate the speeches yesterday. they pointed out that president barack obama made an impassioned defense of the expression of freedom worldwide. mitt romney urged other nations to emulate the free economy and suggested t
CSPAN
Sep 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
can't tell you how great it is to see such a terrific crowd on this hot day in richmond, virginia. virginia is going to go. we're going to win. now i have a really distinct honor and pleasure today to introduce to you not only just a colleague, but a very, very dear friend. now, i've had the pleasure and honor of knowing paul ryan for over a decade now. and i have had the experience of knowing him when he works and when he works and when he works. because i tell you, he can play a little, but he's a hard worker. this guy when i first met him, we served on the ways and means committee together. this is the committee that's central to trying to get our economy going and get back to work. paul ryan -- paul ryan since he came to washington was dedicated for the right reasons, for the right cause, not just for himself but for the people he represents to turn this country around and to take america back. now, diana and i have had the pleasure of getting to know his lovely wife, janna who in her own right is an accomplished partner for paul and her beautiful family liza, sam, and charlie
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
morning, republican presidential candidate, mitt rally in virginia. then "washington journal." the family research council holds its value voters summit this weekend. michele bachmann and house majority leader eric cantor will speak. it will be aired on c-span 2 and c-span.org. >> people like to see where politicians' views have shifted over the years. and like to see how mitt romney was campaigning against welfare reform and against abortion. i think people really like to see how these politicians have devolved. there is an element that is a gotcha elements. there is also an element that this is incredibly interesting. >> i tried to think why he has changed so often and why he finds it so difficult to come down on one side of an issue. >> there is a governor named ron the lloyd h.. -- rod blagojevich. >> more with the buzzfeed "q & a."on c-span's >> mitt romney criticized president obama for his economic policy. he also talked about the recent deaths of four americans in libya. this is about 25 minutes. ["i was born free" plays] >> thank you so very much. my goodness. what a north
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm EDT
translated into a similar margin here in the center of the state. minorities are going up. in virginia, the key to virginia for romney would be to widen the margin they would get. mccain carried them by over 30 points. so did romney. it is basically about the same margin as mccain got in 2008. we see this burgeoning white college graduate group that obama lost by about 11. in 2008. the is basically about even. it makes it difficult for romney to put together a coalition that could put this. colorado has been closed. obama looks like he has a three or four. lead. -- thre or four point lead. it does not appear that romney is able to turn that demographic in his favor. he is not doing much better according to the polls i have seen. he has made some progress outside the margin. he is not making nearly enough progress to take the state. if you break it down to a graphically comment the denver metro area is about half of the state. the poster child for demographic change in the united states and how it can shift is the great state of nevada. obama is running ahead of the not as far as he did
CSPAN
Sep 5, 2012 1:00am EDT
virginia governor tim kaine is running for senate this year. in 2008, barack obama 1 virginia. the first time a democratic presidential candidate had done so in 44 years. after tim kane, we would hear from colorado congressman jared polis and former ohio governor ted strickland. >> it is so great to be here tonight. charlotte is doing a great job. i specially want to give thanks to my friends from virginia. [applause] you know, a few years ago, very few imagines virginia would be a battleground state. virginia had last voted for a democrat for president in 1964, but in 2008 we proudly casts our electoral votes for president obama. [cheers and applause] 2008, we elected to outstanding senators, jim webb and mark warner, and if i had anything to do with it we will win again in 2012. [applause] how did virginia go from red to purple? we did it with grass roots excitement and hard work. we showed virginians that democrats get results. [applause] when i was governor, during the worst recession since the great depression, virginia maintained one of the lowest unemployment rates in americ
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
from virginia seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from virginia is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, americans continue to look for work, put food on the table and ensure their children have school supplies as fall comes into full swing, yet the house is set to leave washington today with many items on its to-do list. while congress works to finish up to pass a budget to fund the federal government, catastrophic cuts loom on the horizon set to hit january, 2013. mr. wittman: leaving these cuts is unconshenable. it's not the right thing to do. our all-volunteer force is at war and these cuts threaten our national security. furthermore, they threaten over 200,000 jobs in virginia. nine days remain before the new fiscal year begins. congress should do the right thing and stay in washington instead of ignoring the reality and delaying tough decisions. it's time to put governing over politics. let's stay in washington and finish the job tha
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 1:00am EDT
virginia tech, the most significant crime in the history of the state, and i had just landed in japan on a trade mission, and i got on a plane and flew back, and i spent time dealing with the breeding members of that community, and i said we would put in place a panel of people that have no connection to virginia tech, and we will have them turn it upside down so we can minimize the chance that anything like that will ever happen again. we can't prevent it but question minimize that chance. things that might have happened at ni college campus. but it required us to make significant changes to the health law, changes to campus security. there are things that went wrong. we dug into them. we found them and we fixed them to the best of our. -- our ability. >> as you take a minute, is this a broader issue with the obama's response to arab spring? >> in some regards yes. let me first take a moment and commend tim as i have before in his leadership on after -- after the tragedy on april 16th at virginia tech. as we learned from what we wrong and improved the safety of our colleges. tim, i c
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
richmond, virginia. are third parties still relevant. donald green is the author of "third party matters". he'll be joining us in the next hour. the "washington journal" continues for this sunday morning. we are back in a moment. >> you say we ought to surcharge smokers and the obese for their medicare coverage. >> right. >> where did that idea came from? >> it came from us. i mean, i'm the person who put it in the memo but i didn't have to fight very hard for it. i ran into this -- something i ran in the "washington post", where it said -- instead of calling people morbidly obese i called them mega fatties and i was rebuked for this for being insensitive which i guess i probably a.m. -- probably am but this is another thing where everybody knows this to be true and someone has to pay for it. i'm not saying you should bankrupt people who have it -- but you know, there should be penalties. i mean, i'm not really a democrat, but i'm certainly a democrat compared to him, but you have to be responsible to some extent for your personal behavior. and someone is going to pay for it. we
CSPAN
Sep 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
to our troops, welcome home. >> ladies and shannon, please welcome ed meagher from virginia. [applause] >> good evening. call my name is ed meagher. can you to imagine how it feels to return to a war, emotionally, can -- from a war, emotionally entangled. and the country you are fighting for does not welcome you home. as the veteran of, he of the it war -- vietnam war, i know how that feels. i decided i would do what i can to get the soldiers returning from iraq and afghanistan to get a better welcome home than i had carried along with two of my fellow veterans, i worked with some of the most seriously injured soldiers and families. to lift their spirits. we held entities to realize that even though they have lost limbs, they have their lives. operation jumpstart helps them strategically think about the next phase of their lives. we have helped punch up resumes, but they do knox know they are marketable. we have coached them in france business outfits and computers to help with job searches. supporting our efforts is president obama's actions, increasing the budget to $140 b
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
, virginia on our republican line. caller: i was just calling to say i agree with the last caller that we do have quite a bit of standstill because people are mostly focused on the politics of just polarizing the different parties than actually agreeing to compromise. however, i do appreciate some of the social issues, specifically abortion, that they don't compromise as much. not every issue needs to be such a hard-line. host: thank you. twitter --ion if you are listening on c-span radio, we are talking about congress, expected to wrap up business today, recessing for the november elections and then back for a busy lame-duck session. mike has this story -- is more from the democratic leader nancy pelosi of california. [video clip] >> members of congress that were elected to a job, not just to hold the job by campaigning. but republicans are not interested in working together to create jobs and grow the economy and strengthen the middle-class. between august 3 when we adjourned and november 13 when we are scheduled to come back to session, august 3 through november 14 we have been in s
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
virginia. both states gave up some of their territory to create this thing called the district of columbia. it happened because, interestingly enough, during the continental congress some of the great veterans had not been paid. philadelphia has been the capital of the united states -- the veterans marched on philadelphia to demand payment. the congress at the time, they asked the local police to support them. they had no local police, of course. after that, they said, this will never happen again. we will have our own territory. the congress will be there. we will control it. if we have to call for help, we will be able to call for it because it is our territory. so they created this place called the district of columbia. the constitution gives congress full control over the district of columbia. what congress has done, this was done in 1973, was to delegate some of its authority to a locally elected government to manage the affairs of the district, with congress retain oversight authority. up until then, we had various forms of government, a government appointed, a mayor appoint
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2012 2:00pm EDT
joined your opinion in the united states versus virginia, calling for women to enter the military institute any also wrote a landmark case concluding that the family would apply to state employers. when you think about the overall evolution of the doctrine and you look at his evolution, how do you explain it? >> let me go back to the case he first mentioned. it was my last argument before the court. it was in the fall of 1978. it was a case about putting women on juries. it is not all that long ago that many states either did not put women on juries at all or allow them to sign up if they wanted to serve or had an opt-out system this case was of the latter kind, it was from the state of missouri. the court in kansas city would send out notices for jury duty and the notice would say if you are a woman, you are not required to serve. if you don't wish to serve, check here. if no card was returned, the clerk would assume that the woman did not want to serve. this was at a time when most states had changed. the richest a few holdouts, tennessee, missouri -- there were just a few holdo
CSPAN
Sep 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
people, stewart simonton. on my traveling companion in wisconsin and west virginia, senator humphrey. on our devoted and courageous chairman, paul butler. and on that fighting campaigner whose support i now welcome, president truman. i feel a lot safer with all of them on my side. and i am proud of the contrast of our republican competitors. not one challenger has dared to put his head up in the last 12 months. [applause] i am fully aware of the fact that the democratic party by nominating someone of my faith has taken on what many regard as a new and hazardous. democratic party is once again placed its confidence in the american people and their ability to render a free and fair judgment and my ability to render a free and fair judgment. [applause] to uphold the constitution in my oath of office, to reject any kind of religious pressure or obligation that might directly or indirectly interfere with my concept of the presidency in the national interest. my record of 14 years in supporting public education, supporting a complete separation of church and state, and resisting pressure f
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
. we're going to begin with a call from kevin in stafford, virginia, on our republican line. kevin, good morning. you're first up. what do you think about media coverage of campaign 2012? caller: oh, it's biased. it totally leans against the republicans. one example is every day in "the washington post," whenever there is a picture printed of barack obama or mitt romney, the picture of barack obama always has that beautiful barack obama smile on it. it's the best picture they could find of barack. and then right below it, there will be a picture of mitt romney with a sneer and he's very angry, like he's yelling at a crowd. but when, in fact, there's thousands of pictures available of mitt romney with a beautiful smile on his face and really looking positive and happy. they refuse to print those pictures. for people who don't read but just look at pictures -- there's a lot of people like that. that's one thing that the mainstream media in print, in newspapers, the "new york times," "washington post," they do it all the time. they used to find every glowing picture possible of hillar
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2012 7:00am EDT
-- polling. another one from the washington post in virginia. president obama with an eight point lead in virginia. another jim, from clinton, south carolina. thanks for calling. caller: good morning. when you mentioned how those people pay social security taxes, those have been cut for the past four years. the democrats had the ability to cut the taxes on those people, so those people got a big tax cut in social security payments. i am still paying over 7%. but those people don't pay any federal taxes and also had their social security taxes go down almost in half for the last four years. you have to wonder how a 47% of the people who don't pay federal taxes could have a cut in their social security tax for number of years and could keep electing a president who's going to give them everything and someone else is going to pay for it. it will not work if it gets over 50% because then it will be chaos. when you look at the teachers' strike in illinois, that's the example of the democratic society that everybody ends up with the same or close to one another and then all fight one another. g
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2012 7:00am EDT
. focusing on the politics in prince william county, virginia. back to your calls, we are focusing on the "the new york times" editorial entitled "the road to retirement." rosalie is on the phone. caller: good morning. thank you for your show. on this retirement, i was wondering, my husband died of lung cancer at 47. i went back to school, got a good job, saved a lot of money. interest rates are dropping down to one-half of 1%. i used to earn between $1,000 and $2,000 for year. i have earned interest of only $138 on $300,000. and i help my children. as i dip into my principal, because i gave slow interest half of 1%, i cannot help my children as much. we are all being affected. i am extremely angry at the interest rates being so low. it is helping the rich people, but what about older people who have saved all that money and now we are getting 120 something dollars out of it? host: for you personally and others in a similar situation, what do you think the solution is? caller: a quick solution should be some sort of help for older people who have taken minimum distribution out of thei
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2012 8:00pm EDT
- american representation. >> we will go to mike in virginia beach, republican line, go ahead please. caller: what i found fascinating is everyone in the room wanted to hear a plan, and if romney can go into the debate with a solid plan, there are several who brought up medicare. good paul ryan said, look at what happened to my running mate. we are going to solve the problems, and here is how we are going to do it. >> peter hart is going to get questions from a number of political reporters. let's listen in. >> i am always surprised we spend all of our time talking to voters, and the undecided voters that are still at this point, agonizing, going back and forth. one woman said she was one way and then another convention she was another way. it is hard to understand because most people are decided from birth, and these are people who are at sea. >> i should state that is why i brought them into the room. we know what 90% of americans are, and we could have brought them in, and it would be exactly what we have seen, and i wanted to try to look at that 10%. some people turn out to be a little m
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2012 10:00am EDT
. florida on thursday and virginia and wisconsin on friday. mitt romney is in california today. 3:15 eastern he will address hispanic business leaders at the u.s. chamber of commerce national convention in los angeles. we are planning coverage of his remarks that we will have later today. tomorrow he travels to new york city. wednesday, florida. follow the road to the white house on the c-span networks. tonight at 7:00 we'll hear what the voters in one of the key election states, virginia, think about the two candidates. the focus group is made up of undecided voters. it is organized by hart,. following that discussion at 8:30 we will speak with political reporters to get their thoughts on what virginia voters had to say. >> the boston globe posted a discussion thursday with reporters and analysts looking ahead to the final two months of the presidential campaign. alice addressed the president's health care plan, voter id laws, and if you vote. this is an hour and 15 minutes. -- they addressed to the president's health-care plan, also. >> it was fun. we had been talking a lot of tras
CSPAN
Sep 3, 2012 10:00am EDT
to work can they do not support us. host: the next call from virginia on the independent line. hello. caller: good morning, mr. mix. i'm calling to inquire about your efforts in states that currently do not have national right to work laws, such as west virginia. there is a contentious gubernatorial election there. the republican candidate is working towards reforming west virginia's status in the current unemployment rate. what does your committee do to influence the elections in the same vein that the union political affiliate's? guest: great question. we do not support or endorse any candidate. we want to inform people of a particular state where candidates stand on an issue like right to work. we focus on guiding the expression to supporters who we know support us. we're very active across the country. we passed a right to work labelle was beaten by the governor in massachusetts. we passed one in indiana this year in february. there are aggressive programs in missouri, kentucky, mantegna. -- montana. there are a lot of states where it is popping up. the issue is gaining attention
CSPAN
Sep 5, 2012 10:00am EDT
of? can you do that? >> i think there are races with the model but even better. in virginia is in a very tight election. we had 75 polls. all but 10 have been within the margin of error. over half have been exactly tied. when you look at independent women in the suburbs of washington and richmond, of these people will be turned off not just by the economic model but also george allen is in favor of a person would amendment that would essentially outlaw choice and failed in mississippi i. i do think reaching out to women and maximizing our vote in continuing the growth will be key. >> what was the other one? >> of virginia would be the most solid. if you look a kansas city, there is a good model there. indiana. the suburbs of indianapolis and the movement in the race to where we were in 2010 is almost entirely white independent women in the suburbs of indianapolis. we have a candidate that can reach out to those folks. >> we did the same panel in tampa where your partner suggested that the redistricting will plus the candidate recruitment means republicans could pick up seats in the
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
%. -- where the battle state's bar. michigan, ohio, virginia, north carolina, florida, and in new hampshire. these are the states that will determine whether the president is reelected. the president has 221 of votes. mitt romney has 191 leaving 126 votes in these doesn't toss up states. >> good morning. this is a good show a about the crisis. the reason i say that is because we have been having that as one of your callers said before a long time. we have not had a balanced bulked -- a balanced budget. if the people do not realize congress -- we have to change congress. republicans are not going to be able to vote either. once the congress sells us out to the mega millionaires, they will not be able to vote. anything they go against the republicans -- you can bet your life on this. republicans will kill social security and medicare. and the republicans or call and try to work -- they will start complaining. it will not be able to change anything because they well sell our government to the multi millionaires. host: thank you for the call. good morning. as we look at this story fro
CSPAN
Sep 4, 2012 10:00am EDT
that beyond national politics at the presidential level. you see that within virginia with kane. the other thing i will say is that if you want to talk about enthusiasm, i look a little less at enthusiasm in trying to focus on pragmatism. your message at the end of the day when people go into the voting booth is to is going to look out for me. to is more like me? sometimes we overblow enthusiasm because politics start so early. we are talking about enthusiasm gap in march. labor day is when the bell rings and people are engaged. they will be engaged at a pragmatism level. that's small amounts of undecided will come to us because of that. >> i would agree with everything they said. if you other things to touch on. the first is the young women and moms. i've been standing walmart moms. we did survey work and we have a series of focus groups. we asked a question, are you more concerned about your household economy or the national economy and the nation's debt? walmart hollande 2-170 concerned about their own. -- walmart moms said two-one concerned about their own. they are not just a do
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
be controls over the contents. caller: yes. host: berkeley springs, west virginia. caller: when i see a baptist church next to a mosque in the middle east than i would say they have reason to complain. host: john is a democratic caller in albuquerque, new mexico. we will move on to wisconsin, randy, a republican. . good morning. caller: i don't think the government should regulate anything on the web. people can watch anything they want to. the government is trying to take more of our freedoms away. as far as the movie supposedly up,ing the muslims waound susan rice made a fool of herself yesterday on television try to take up for the u.s. and how obama has handled things in the middle east. he has incited this all because of apologizing to the moslems. when you read about mitt romney on the campaign, did you read anything from the washington times on what they said about his campaign or did you just read from the democratic papers? host: i read from the wall street journal as well. there was not a story in the washington times this morning specifically about that. let me give you
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 3:36pm EDT
voice from west virginia. i am looking forward to going there soon. we have to include more voices and all the debates prefers presidential debate is coming up in denver and i think we will be in virginia tech before the debate. i know this was the side of the killing of 32 people. the brady campaign against gun violence has waged a campaign to get jim lehrer of pbs who will be posted the first presidential election to ask the question about gun violence. another. you don't hear much debate between the republican candidate mitt romney and president obama -- we will open up the debate and expand the debate as we so often do on "democracy now, "to a third party candidates. we will be in denver, to and we will have third-party candidates responding to the same questions being put to mitt romney and president obama. we will broadcast democracy now.org and on radio as well. you raised the issue of the critical vote as we traveled through pennsylvania. a whole issue of voter suppression and having been in charlotte, a great civil-rights city, where the students from the historical black
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2012 3:45pm EDT
, it will cost potentially biden and boats. -- 5 million votes. 14,000 in virginia. shaving off 100,000 votes could turn this election when you look at congressman john lewis and others that pay the price for us to vote, donna is right. e need to have a two prong strategy. we need to do everything we need to vote this year so where we cannot turn around like ohio and pennsylvania and michigan, we can still vote because it they could take no right to vote and stand up against jim clark and , them what excuse do we have that we cannot couple of ids and go to the poll? we cannot be that lazy that we cannot do what we have to do. as much as we are outraged, we need of a strategy that we are therefore going to be proactive and deal with it. i'm with the conservatives. i am a conservative. i am try to conserve the voting rights act. serve theng rtto con civil-rights act. the radicals that have -- that are trying to have a radical departure from what made this country great. we are trying to conserve the country. others are trying to turn the country back and we are not going back. [ap
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
republicans, calling from virginia this morning. go ahead, curtis. caller: yeah, i believe in one-party control in congress if it's a republican. if it's not, i don't want to see the democrats in control. i think they got way too extreme and the reason they don't compromise as much -- i feel it's all the democrats' fault. host: let me refer you to a tweet that we have from gary. gary says divided government is best. however, not dysfunctional government. we need people who do government can do things and allow it to do those things. what do you think? caller: honestly, i think divided government is it good, and i do like the fact that there's -- for example, you've got obama, he wants to put forth a socialist agenda. i don't want a socialist agenda. they keep saying we're obstructing. you're darn right we're obstructing. we don't 79 a socialist agenda in united states. that's been tried in europe, and look how bad off they are. it's just a disaster. i don't mind when they call us obstructionists, and i'm proud we're obstructing. i hope we take over all three branches of government. i ho
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Sep 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
being in north carolina. we border virginia and a lot of states that could be competitive in this race, and in particular north carolina and virginia are going to be states to watch in this convention, and i will add one other point. north carolina was tight in 2008. he has a ground force that is unrivaled, and mitt romney has spent millions of dollars in north carolina and cannot seem to get any distance, and that is an indication this race is going to go all the way down to the wire. >> good morning. this convention as i understand it is the first one to bar corporate contributions and lobbyist contributions to the host committee and capped individual campaign contributions, and there is some money that goes into the official committee, and it is my understanding there has been two different nonprofits to help this. do you think the experiment has been a success or a failure this year? >> i would say it is of huge success. we have over 80 times the number of donors to this convention than any other convention in history. it is an effort to continue in our goal all around the country
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
have control of that area. there were parts of virginia with the union army had a foothold. slavery still existed in those areas. >> president lincoln presented an early version of the emancipation proclamation. this weekend, also is an historians take your questions on the battle and repercussions of the single bloodiest day of fighting in american history. at noon eastern on c-span 3. >> president obama called the men who were killed and the consulate attack patriots. the president, vice president biden, secretary of state clinton, and dickens secretary panetta attended the transfer of remains of the victims had andrews air force base. this is 35 minutes. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> let us pause for a moment of silence. let us pray. gracious god, on behalf of a grateful nation and in the presence of grieving family members and colleagues, we welcome home for the final time ambassador chris stevens, sean smith, glen doherty, and tyrone woods. we give you thanks for the lives and the service of these men who wanted nothing more than to make a difference in the lives of ot
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Sep 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
victims. wherever i travel, folks are working hard. back to the phones, west virginia. carl is on our line for republicans. caller: i like going to the polls and voting because i am able to. the debate should have been held before the early voting started. we will have four liberal moderate this, which will skew the base. i think the voting public should be able to compare the two people side by side. i cannot believe -- when anne romney tells the truth, i cannot believe the -- when running -- when romney tells the truth, i cannot believe people do not want to hear it. this is crazy. host: are you going to take advantage of early voting in west virginia? caller: i like going to the polls. it gives us a chance to get out and meet people in the community. i have no problem with early voting, as long as it is legal, as long as the people who are owed aim here legally to vote. whenever there -- as long as the people who are voting are here legally. host: a tweet says, i favor early voting so people can get a photo of their ballots so that the election cannot be stolen a la dollars w.
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Sep 29, 2012 10:00am EDT
is another reason i yell. i am the president of the -- foundation in richmond, virginia. i have been clean and sober over 30 years. [applause] i got clean when i was 23 and in the marine corps. i have seen a lot of action and recovery over 30 years. but in virginia specifically, not all states are equal. we are still fighting a civil rights and virginia. we have a state where they want to go backward. the federal government can do a great job intervening in the delivery of recovery support services. meaning the federal dollars -- to me it would make sense to make them spend a small portion on recovery support services, to include housing. housing is a critical element in recovery. i guess my thought process goes -- somehow forced the state to discriminate against recovery, like they do in virginia, to spend some of the federal dollars on the offensive recovery support services. that is the nature of my thought process. by doing so, we can really reduce --, help recovery. to block out recovery people -- it is just insane to me. the state is not going to change. but the federal governm
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Sep 4, 2012 1:00pm EDT
you had in virginia last week. >> i was traveling around the state, and i have a series of roundtables with women who were undecided. i had a chance to move them from the undecided to the decided column. i think i did a good job. they wanted a conversation on how the president is fighting so hard for women, and we're seeing at the federal level how the president believes in a woman's right to choose and how the first bill he signed was the lilly ledbetter act and how is fighting to combat domestic violence. also, the economy, our president has fought so hard to get our economy moving in the right direction. it was great to talk to people and hear their stories and hear how their stories resonated with what the president is trying to do. >> in addition to your dÉjÀ, you will be out on the trail as well. >> we will be busy text several days. the states and it is -- the stakes in this election are high, and not anonly as a senior adviser to the president, but as a mom and someone looking forward to being a grandmother one day -- not right now, but someday soon -- it is impor
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Sep 11, 2012 1:00pm EDT
that i yield to the gentleman from virginia, the ranking member of the judiciary committee, mr. scott. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized for three minutes. mr. scott: thank you, madam speaker. i oppose this rule because it does not allow consideration for amendments to the fisa bill that would strengthen the underlying bill by providing for greater accountability to the republic of otherwise wholly secretive processes. operations of the government must be held accountable to the people. the problem with holding operations under the existing fisa law is that most of the activities under it are conducted in secrecy. the fact that i or other members of congress have access to classified information regarding those secret activities is not sufficient for public accountability. even if i were satisfied by my access to classified information that only reasonable and constitutionally justified actions are being take by officials in secret, i would still feel the need to give greater assurances to the public other than simply trust me, i'm satisfied, so so sho
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Sep 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> it tonight, a focus group with virginia residents who are either undecided voters or those who could change their minds before november. we will follow this focus group with remarks from political reporters. plus your phone calls, comments and tweaks. it's conducted by hart research associates, life here at 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> in his state of the union address, the european commission president called for the european union to evolve into a federation of nation states. he talked about ways to fix the financial crisis and outlook -- outlined long-term goals to promote growth and stability. this is his third state of the union address before the european parliament in strasbourg, france. this is 50 minutes. >> members, may i ask you to please take your seats now. please be seated. i would like to open today's meeting. ladies and gentlemen, please be seated. welcome to everybody. just to remind you that the first program on the agenda, the statement on the state of the union from the president of the union will take pla
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Sep 14, 2012 1:00am EDT
virginia where the union army has a foothold. slavery still exists in those areas. >> president lincoln issued an early version of the emancipation proclamation. this weekend on american history tv, authors and historians take your questions on the battle of antietam and reproductions of the most -- repercussions. secretary reject >> secretary of state clinton says the u.s. government had nothing to do with the video. she condemned the violent demonstrations and the attack in libya that led to the death of four americans. her remarks were about 10 minutes. >> this is a very important first session of the u.s.- morocco strategic dialogue. before i begin to address the significance of the strategic dialogue and the next step in our long relations with morocco, i want to say a few words about the events unfolding in the world today. we are closely watching what is happening in yemen and elsewhere. we are hoping there'll be steps taken to avoid violence and prevent the escalation of protests into violence. i also want to take a moment to address the video circulating on the internet
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 10:00am EDT
technology and support, i think, is the appropriate role at this point. host: richmond, virginia, james, democratic caller. caller: yes, i was just wondering what homeland security was doing about white supremicist groups, you know, domestic terrorism? and tim think mcveigh was one of the worst right wing terrorists and you guys never mention him. it's amazing. guest: actually i think he gets mentioned a lot. partly as an example of what one individual can do in the destruction and the death that he can create. i think that is more however a law enforcement, f.b.i., justice department sort of role to investigate those domestic terrorism. homeland security is more responsible for guarding our borders, northern, southern, people coming by water and people coming by air. as well as a lot of coordination with local law enforcement. so, they have some law enforcement responsibilities, but if you're talking about going to investigate a group who you think may -- guest: congressman, i need to jump in we need to go to the white house where they're going to d a moment of silence. we'll co
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
sure that they lent the might properly. host: franklin, virginia. on our democrat's line. this is annette. hello. you are on. caller: the unemployment rate is up today because -- a lot of people are working on jobs. and are terminated for the wrong reasons. guest: did you have such an experience? caller: yes. i said a person was selling drugs and the school. i told the superintendent. but instead, she terminated me. guest: one of the things that happens in a weak economy is that people are let go more easily for any given reason. employers just seem to of the upper hand when it comes to hiring. some of the callers to the earlier alluded to that. there were offering you a job, but there were born to pay you a quarter or a fifth of what they used to. because the job market is weak, it gives the employers leverage to kind of do as they please. it is something we see in the productivity data. the last upward revision to second quarter productivity suggests that employers are squeezing more out of every worker. you hear that anecdotally about people working longer hours. and taking les
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Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
-- -- "washin- alexandria, virginia, tim, independent. caller: the united nations is limited, especially with regard to syria, because of russia and china, not a lot we can do. we talk a lot about the iranian nuclear missile threat, but israel has a nuclear arsenal. the u.s. military is prepared to t preparedhe iranian -- is prepared to eliminate the iranian nuclear threat within about two weeks. i don't think it would take them more than a month to finish that off. i really appreciate washington journal and i love your objectivity. what i like the most is when people call, it really makes me believe we need to have a government representative rather than just direct my%. host: girls age 14 can get birth control at new york's schools. that's one story you probably have heard about. and in the "new york times this morning, there's this in their national section -- they are frustrated with mayor rahm emanuel. in florida, a democratic caller, good morning. caller: thanks for taking my call. good morning. the u.n. was created, basically, to undermine the united states. they tried at first with th
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Sep 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
, facebook.com/c-span. no hyphen in c-span. patricia in bristol, virginia, you say you're sticking with the president. please tell us why. caller: absolutely. i voted for president barack obama in 2008 and i am more than happy to ask the question are you better off than you were four years ago. my answer is no, but i know the reason why. i know the reason why this economy has been dragged down like it is. the president cannot make employers hire. he can set the agenda so help to stimulate the economy, so that employers will hire. well, employers now have over a trillion dollars sitting in the bank and people need to understand. the president cannot make the private sector hire. they have to hire. and i mean, this subject to me is so emotional, when i hear people talk about our president spilling $17 million out of medicare, they do not read the facts. they have said over and over what he's done. he's closed the doughnut hole for seniors. this president is trying. and i just think he really does need more time. i take this so emotional. i am a big obama supporter, because i see how hard this
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Sep 24, 2012 12:00pm EDT
crow served medium rare parrot they had strong opposition to the voter i.d. loss in virginia, and they thought they were caught it disproportionately impact people of color. in april 8 issue that editorial, because they said virginia did have a problem, that there were 10 felons convicted who were found to have voted illegally, and also in april of this year, in a statewide report, they found 50 people in virginia who voted illegally. the newspaper said that this was not a problem in search of the solution or the solution in search of a problem, but that this was very real. is this racialization? these voter i.d. lost are designed specifically to allow people to have the confidence and the integrity of the ballot box that has been upheld by a supreme court. no, dr. hill, i do not think this is a racialization. >> in your answer, i would like you to -- i want to put this forward. when you look at the data that suggests that when these laws get implemented, fewer black people vote. how is that not on its face and rationalized -- a rqa alized thing? >> my mom tells me these things, b
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Sep 22, 2012 8:55pm EDT
, institute, west virginia. caller: in west virginia, we had a governor who had a house and senate who would not work with him. therefore, he was not able to do anything in the state of west virginia. what i have seen is a duplicate of that with this congress. this congress has failed to do exactly what they have sworn to do. that is to support the constitution of the united states. when you're making laws, it is not your prerogative to put your party first. host: mr. woodward. guest: that, as i point out, in the book, there is a scene after scene where the republicans show that they're not going to budge on some of these things. in their view, they are adhering to the constitution. in their view, they're doing what is necessary. the key point here is that speaker boehner is the nominal leader of republicans in the house and opened these negotiations last year with the president. there were all kinds of offers and discussions going back and forth on this. you can see the detail. you may blame obama. you may blame the republicans. you may blame me for writing about it. whenever it i
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
a democratic caller in west virginia. good morning. ahead. caller: i watched the video. romney is a spoiled kid. only thing he wants to do is be president. he does not care what he does for anybody. that's just his ambition, to be president. host: let me get your response to what the vice presidential nominee paul ryan said yesterday. he was in des moines. he said, "i remember the one time president obama was talking to donors in san francisco -- some are comparing this video to the video of president obama, the nominee at the time, at a fund-raiser in 2008. caller: romney will not show his tax returns. he worked for bain. all it did was bring companies to make. a make. he is a businessman. he never ran a business, he just tore them down. the ones that kept the business is going. they just told them what to do and made it so they could do nothing but go under. they made millions off of them. host: more on the president's comments in 2008, when that was leaked, the "washington times" has -- orange beach, florida, bobby is an independent. caller: the video confirms what i have already
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Sep 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
writes -- arlington, virginia, philip, an independent scholar. what's your message to congress? caller: are we a reflection, the people of congress? we keep putting them in there. when people start to become enlightened again, where we might go. you have to take some responsibility for the mess we are in, the people. you can blame congress, but we don't want to look in the mirror at ourselves. the point i'm trying to make is our country is very divided right now. it's obvious. the wealthy, the middle, the poor, black, white, hispanic, all doing a pretty bad. we have to come together to fight the real issues that our country is facing. of course the economy is one. and to stay out of foreign entanglements, like barack obama is doing, unlike the bush administration. a fm radio and other stations are bent on negative comments about the president -- am radio. mike clear message is we need to look at people who are serving this country. maybe they need to have a university of washington, d.c. for people who serve this country with a minimum salaries so they will not be corrupted by
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Sep 6, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the president win virginia? what is the biggest challenge democrats are facing? >> the economy, but the president is working on the economy, and he is ahead in the polls because of that. we value education, and the president values that as well. in addition to the military, you saw them talking about that a great deal today. when men and women take off their uniforms, they have do we do we have to serve them as well as they serve us. -- when men and women take off their uniforms, we have to serve them as much as they serve us. i think he hit a high note with that. we are going to take that home and convince those who are still wondering who to vote for that this president shares a deep commitment to this country. >> was there one speech during the last three days that stands out? >> that is impossible. michelle obama was terrific. bill clinton last night laid out such wonderful ways. he takes complex issues and crystallizes them. in one word. all the republicans do not understand arithmetic. we need to get the deficit down, and you do it the way the president is talking about. it wa
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Sep 8, 2012 4:50pm EDT
bristol, virginia are offering world class speeds and connectivity to residents of small businesses, as are a few private entities, private sector deployment by google, fiber, in kansas city. and mobile ongoing 4g upgrades to increase the capacity of those networks and make more efficient use of spectrum providing consumers with substantially higher speeds. however, the two largest mobile providers, despite possessing largely vaster amounts of spectrum than smaller rivals continue to use smaller plans to discourage users from using too many applications and services. in terms of energy we've made significant investments in renewables technologies, 30 states have set renewable targets, the challenge going forward is to determine polices that can accelerate the technology itself, as well as new models to spur adoption by utilities, businesses, and consumers. we have a distinguished and expert panel to discuss these challenges and issues today. we will begin with the presentation by reed hunt and blair levin, based on their forthcoming e book, faster, better, cheaper, a user's guide to
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Sep 7, 2012 2:00pm EDT
issue was african-americans, loving versus virginia, black americans marrying white americans, it was a civil rights issue. we have to be able to distinguish our personal beliefs and choices with public policy. once you make that distinction it's not very hard to understand why you should support same-sex marriage or people's ability to choose. keep your own personal preferences, but understand that we live in a country of diverse and complex people. >> the om challenge with that -- -- many -- the only challenge with that -- >> before we go to that, i want to ask the audience, if you have questions, to go to the microphone. >> the only thought is we have not determined whether same-sex marriage isinate or acquired. no one can validate that so you can't necessarily put that in the same category as me being a black man. so i appreciate that point and i'm not taking a position on it. i'm just saying it's not substantiated, not dal -- validated. and you are right, it's much like what happened in the 1950's and 1960's on the race issue. again, you are born black. but when you say that's the
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